Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy’s first foray into music, an ill-fated tryst with the clarinet, was swapped for guitar before Annika began beat-making inspired by the likes of The Avalanches, J Dilla and Bonobo. In the mere 18 months since founding Alice Ivy, Annika has released a string of singles including ‘Touch ft. Georgia Van Etten’ and ‘Almost Here ft RaRa’ that have piqued the interest of music media domestically and abroad and seen her support Remi, Banoffee, Urthboy, complete a near sold out Australian headline tour and perform overseas live dates in the UK, Europe and USA.
SAATSUMA is the collaborative electronic music project of Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues. Their music is driven by elements of neo-soul, hip-hop and house. On stage SAATSUMA are a five-piece live act, fronted by Memphis Kelly and joined by Cesar Rodrigues, Maddy Kelly, Lachlan Stuckey and Andrew Congues. Their captivating live show features analog synths, drums, layered vocals and live samples.
2016 has seen the release of SAATSUMA’s debut singles ‘Storm’ and ‘Floating’, sold out headlining shows in Melbourne, supports for Dorsal Fins, Olympia, Vera Blue and Yeo and playing festivals including BIGSOUND, Melbourne Music Week and Paradise Music Festival.